Interview by Brittany Weekley. Barbara Slenski was bullied from elementary school through high school. This is her story. What happened the first time you got bullied? “The first time was when they set me up and said that I punched a girl in the face at school. That was in the first grade.” Do you… Continue reading “Don’t Let This Defeat You,” Says Former Bully Victim Who Shares Her Story
That’s how it happens. You start off noticing the little things, how people stare at you, how people address you, how they avoid you at all costs. Then waves and waves of the abuse crash against you. It’s no longer whispers amongst peers or notes being passed in class. It’s violence, rumors, and outright hatred.
This experience is part of what has led me to write for the the NoSchoolViolence.org blog, and now that friend has graciously provided me with a record of some of his experiences with depression and suicide as source information for an article to support those dealing with similar circumstances.